Italian mafia boss suspected of trying to buy a baby for €10,000

Italian mafia boss suspected of trying to buy a baby for €10,000
A mafia boss is accused of offering €10,000 for a newborn. File photo: Gabriel Bouys/AFP
Italian prosecutors have launched an investigation into a Naples mafia boss suspected of having given €10,000 to one of his men to buy a newborn baby, a paper reported on Sunday.

The boss from the Camorra, the Neapolitan mafia, is thought to have offered the money to a women from eastern Europe to provide one of his men with a son, Il Mattino reported.

According to a legal document obtained by the newspaper, he did it show the extent of his organization's power.

Prosecutors have opened an investigation into falsifying civil documents for criminal ends. They want to establish whether this case is just one in a hidden network trafficking children.

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